In the name of God, most Gracious, most Compassionate

In the name of God, most Gracious, most Compassionate
Al-Quran (30:30)

So direct your face toward the religion, inclining to truth. [Adhere to] the fitrah of Allah upon which He has created [all] people. No change should there be in the creation of Allah. That is the correct religion, but most of the people do not know.

فَأَقِمْ وَجْهَكَ لِلدِّينِ حَنِيفًا فِطْرَةَ اللَّهِ الَّتِي فَطَرَ النَّاسَ عَلَيْهَا لَا تَبْدِيلَ لِخَلْقِ اللَّهِ ذَلِكَ الدِّينُ الْقَيِّمُ وَلَكِنَّ أَكْثَرَ النَّاسِ لَا يَعْلَمُونَ
[Al-Imran 3:8] "[Who say], "Our Lord, let not our hearts deviate after You have guided us and grant us from Yourself mercy. Indeed, You are the Bestower."

Monday, August 2, 2010

Ramadan is coming!!! Why we fast :)

[2:185] "The month of Ramadhan [is that] in which was revealed the Qur'an, a guidance for the people and clear proofs of guidance and criterion. So whoever sights [the new moon of] the month, let him fast it; and whoever is ill or on a journey - then an equal number of other days. Allah intends for you ease and does not intend for you hardship and [wants] for you to complete the period and to glorify Allah for that [to] which He has guided you; and perhaps you will be grateful."

  • One whom is not thankful is arrogant, selfish, proud and degrades themselves (nothing more but a body whom follows their whims and desires).

Allah (swt) has prescribed for us to fast in order that we may reach consciousness of him and a state of vigilance.
  • Taqwa in Allah (subhanahu wa ta'ala) is the greatest virtue one can have
[2:183 "O you who have believed, decreed upon you is fasting as it was decreed upon those before you so that you may attain taqwa -" ]
{So we should ask ourselves, when we break our fasts, ‘Has this fasting day made us fear Allah (swt) more?}
  • Fasting Allows us to establish a relationship with our Creator.
  • We surrender our most basic needs for the sake of Allah (swt) = True Love
  • Fasting is the source of forgiveness for one's sins and to become beloved to Allah (swt) insha'Allah.
[5:35] "O you who have believed, fear Allah and seek the means [of nearness] to Him and strive in His cause that you may succeed."